Israel confronted ‘Hezbollah 2’ in Syria, but what’s its end goal? - analysis

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Israel confronted ‘Hezbollah 2’ in Syria, but what’s its end goal? - analysis
For many years, Israel has been seeking to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria dating back to the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: DECEMBER 1, 2022

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi said this week that Israel prevented the formation of a “Hezbollah 2” in Syria. For many years, Israel has been seeking to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria, dating back to when the Syrian civil war began in earnest in 2012. This has led to tensions with Israel, especially when Hezbollah sent forces to Syria and when those forces ended up closer to the Golan in 2018. Now, several years later, Israel is continuing to face Iranian threats in Syria as well as in the wider region. How did this come about and what might the prevention of Hezbollah 2 mean for Israel?

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